||[Feb. 13th, 2005|04:40 am]
The Rose of Amaranth: VTM RPG
Character Name: Langer Laufeyson|
Clan: Cappadocian/Sons of Loki
Background: Little is known about Laufeyson’s mortal life, except he hailed from what is the present day German state of Sachsen. He was of Saxon blood and followed the old traditions of his people more than the invading, forced Christian thought; although ultimately his curiosity of the invaders got the best of him. Throughout the villages in his region, he was known as a dabbler in the mystic arts, alchemy, and servant to the trickster god Loki. The latter gave Laufeyson a degree of dread from typical locals and he rarely was troubled for his various small indiscretions such as thievery. Around 1030 AD he decided to start robbing whatever Christian sacred place he could find of valuable items. Incidentally, one locale he believed to house such items was actually a Cappadocian’s haven. Laufeyson himself believed in myths and the supernatural; he had even stumbled across a werewolf from the Get of Fenris once. He never let the mystical get the best of him, only including all encounters with the supernatural as learning experiences…and perhaps signs from the gods…
The Cappadocian resident at the haven, named Meander, conversed with Laufeyson freely and was glad for a visitor. Before Laufeyson could leave, though, Meander revealed he had other intentions for the local mystic and gave him a certain Embrace.
Years passed and Laufeyson remained with Meander at the haven. The two rarely travelled, if only to search for new bodies to research the properties of death. The few times they ventured to the Erciyes temple to report their “findings”, Langer would spend the majority of time feeling out of place and looked upon in scepticism for his background. He returned the sentiments, especially thinking little of the high priestess Constancia for her utter nonsense “Road of Bones” rubbish. Even worse in his opinion were the Lamia…creatures he thought lower than even the Nosferatu in their abilities and calling. Eventually he had enough of the boring lifestyle and left Meander's side and went off on his own.
This was sometime during the 15th century. Notably, the Cappadocians were wiped out during this century by their embraced cabal of Necromancers, the Giovanni. Langer escaped the Giovanni wrath somehow and wandered mainland Europe with ease. Sometime during these wanderings, the embittered Laufeyson met his patron god, it is claimed. From there, he was forever transformed. He learned a new discipline from the deity, among many other things. Then on he began preaching the words of Loki to any kindred who would listen to him. Most bade him to go away and leave their principalities, and he earned many a banishment from certain Camarilla cities throughout the years. Laufeyson's first true audience came from Phillip and Zacharius, two displaced Cappadocian survivors. He thought little of them, as they were one of the reasons why he couldn't die and was practically a walking corpse, but of course he allowed them to follow him around. Eventually others from other clans joined the new "clan", learning Loki's new discipline and ideology. This was during the Renaissance and years of the Anarch Revolt that had shaken the kindred world.
Never an active leader, he would usually teach newly inducted followers some, then grow board and leave the rest to the others. Sometime during these periods of time he left, Laufeyson met up with Constancia, the ex-high priest of the Cappadocians in Egypt. He made sure she would not be leaving Africa and committed Amaranth on her. Her fate was a grizzly one, and centuries later, just recently her withered remains were found inside an Egyptian tomb. If he truly did Diablerize her, this would make Laufeyson a 5th generation vampire…
The years have gone by and he rarely travels with others of his “clan”, instead, making his own way and doing whatever takes up the time. In his opinion, the SOL has become far too much like the Osiris cults. Maybe this opinion is nothing more but a cover of his easily bored nature.
Description: Like all Cappadocians, Laufeyson has a deathly pallor that makes him easily marked as a vampire to the informed. He doesn’t make an effort to cover this fact either. Like many of his nationality, he is taller than average (6’2’’). His build is thin though, giving him the look of an always-hungry individual, perfect for any trickster’s appearance. His hair is dark brown and short, and his eyes are green.
Usually he is frowning or smiling in a twisted manner. His temper is short and he is quick to “fly off the handle” and start insulting whenever he sees fit. To add to to this flaw, he smells like death incarnate – not that it is a foul smell – just he smells like a cemetery or grave. There is also the matter of Laufeyson’s hate of everything and anything Samedi. He has a never-ending hate for the rare bloodline, and will stop at nothing to kill any Samedi he meets. This is probably because the common ancestor of the Samedi was a Lamia.
There are a few odder habits he has, such eating food and not digesting it (rather a nasty habit, but it makes up for his inhuman appearance to some), and rare occurrences of foresight he experiences...perhaps an outcome of his embrace into the Cappadocian clan long ago.
Special Abilities: Laufeyson has heightened senses all around (Auspex), and is able to read the auras of all kinds of beings. Far along in this power, he is also able to read the thoughts of others and create mind links, also known as telepathy. Like many of the Cappadocian clan, he possesses an unnatural toughness (Fortitude) against anything, including the two banes to vampires. Further inherited from his original bloodline is the power to control death itself (Mortis). Laufeyson has forgotten some of the more intricate rituals, but still is able to awaken anyone (including himself) in topor, cause rapid aging in mortals, and even remove himself for short periods of time from the Curse of Caine. There is a possibility he can reanimate the dead, but he hasn’t attempted it in such a long time. Lastly of his special abilities are the Trickster’s teachings of deception and illusion (Chicanery). He has mastery in this discipline and can even hold sway over an entire large group of individuals, causing them to act in any way he sees fit.
Though he loves tricking and confusing people, he usually grows incredibly bored after a time. This boredom rules his life in a variety of ways, but somewhere deep down he is a trickster-visionary, waiting for Golcanda.